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Holligan, Chris – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Cultural reproduction is rarely, if ever, theorised through clandestine practices of sexual offending by teachers in the gendered hierarchies of state schools. Drawing upon Freedom of Information requests and other official qualitative data provided by a U.K. teaching council, this article endeavours to explain the form of a gendered cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Gender Issues, Identification (Psychology)
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Forbes, Joan; Lingard, Bob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
This paper examines how high levels of social-cultural connectedness and academic excellence, inflected by gender and social class, constitute a particular school habitus of "assured optimism" at an elite Scottish girls' school. In Bourdieuian terms, Dalrymple is a "forcing ground" for the "intense cultivation" of a…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Females, Private Schools, Single Sex Schools
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Taylor, Yvette – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
This article aims to address concerns about schools as locations where students grapple, materially and subjectively, with class-based notions of femininity, the promotion of heterosexuality and the support of hetero-normative, middle-class families against, and in contrast with, their own working-class families, identities and experiences. Two…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality, Working Class